2019 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid Specs, Release Dates, Prices

The 2019 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid available in three trim levels: the base Blue trim, SEL and Limited. Standard features on the base Blue trim include 15-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, keyless entry and ignition, dual-zone automatic climate control, selectable driving modes, a driver information display, height-adjustable front seats, 60/40-split folding rear seats, a rearview camera, a 7-inch touchscreen interface, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, Bluetooth, a USB port, and satellite and HD radio.

The SEL adds LED daytime running lights and taillights, heated side mirrors, an upgraded driver information display, steering-wheel-mounted shift paddles, heated front seats, a power-adjustable driver's seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a charge-only USB port, a rear center armrest, and chrome interior and exterior accents. Many driving aids — including blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, and a lane departure and mitigation system — are also included.

The 2019 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid Limited trim adds 17-inch alloy wheels, a sunroof, xenon headlights with automatic high-beam control, leather upholstery, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, LED cabin lighting and Hyundai's Blue Link telematics. The optional Ultimate package includes adaptive headlights, rear parking sensors, driver-seat memory settings, rear air vents, a cargo cover, wireless device charging, an Infinity eight-speaker sound system, navigation and an 8-inch touchscreen.

POWERTRAIN

The 2019 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid features a Kappa 1.6L direct-injected Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder engine with an unsurpassed thermal efficiency of 40 percent and delivers an estimated 104 horsepower and an estimated 109 lb.-ft. of torque. This engine has been specifically tailored to the hybrid application and is combined with a quick-shifting six-speed dual-clutch transmission, differentiating Ioniq Hybrid from its key competitors with a more dynamic and engaging driving experience. The Ioniq Hybrid Blue model has an estimated 58 MPG combined rating, the highest rating of any non-plug-in vehicle sold in the U.S. market. The Ioniq Hybrid electric motor delivers an estimated 32 kW (43 horsepower) with an estimated maximum torque of 125 lb.-ft., powered by a lithium-ion polymer battery with 1.56 kWh capacity. The battery is efficiently positioned under the rear passenger seats. In combination with the 1.6-liter direct-injected engine, Ioniq Hybrid offers a total system output of 139 horsepower while providing low emissions, outstanding efficiency and range.

The 2019 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid feature a six-speed EcoShift® dual-clutch transmission (DCT), which boasts best-in-class transfer efficiency through the use of low-friction bearings and low-viscosity transmission oil, and is able to achieve a unique mix of driving performance and fuel efficiency for a spirited and fun-to-drive character. This is an important differentiator from the majority of other Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid cars that use Continuously Variable Transmissions, often criticized as having ‘rubber-band-like’ acceleration.

Enhancing the car’s fuel efficiency and dynamic driving characteristics, the driver can select either SPORT or ECO modes. The SPORT function holds lower gears longer and combines power from the engine and electric motor for maximum performance. Also in SPORT mode, the gasoline engine remains on and the electric motor acts as a power assist for maximum responsiveness. In ECO mode, the DCT optimizes gear selection for efficiency, upshifting earlier to achieve class-leading fuel economy. The Ioniq Hybrid also features with steering-wheel paddle shifters for an even more engaging driving experience.

Engine

Type

1.6L GDI Atkinson Cycle 4-cylinder

Materials

Aluminum block and head

Displacement

1.6L

Horsepower

104 hp @ 5,700 rpm

Torque

109 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm

Valves per Cylinder

4

Electric Motor

Motor Type

Interior-Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor

Motor Output

32 kW Electric Motor

Horsepower Equivalent

43 hp

Torque

125 lb.-ft.

Total System Combined Horsepower

139 HP

Battery

Type

Lithium-ion Polymer

Voltage

240 V

Battery System Capacity

1.56 kWh

Transmission Type

6-speed EcoShift Dual Clutch Transmission with Steering Wheel Mounted Paddle Shifters

Zero to 60 mph

8.7 sec

Suspension

Front

MacPherson strut

Rear

Independent multi-link

Steering

Motor-Driven Power Steering (MDPS) column mounted, Rack-and-Pinion, Power assisted

Brakes/ Tires/ Wheels

Wheels

15” Eco-spoke wheels (17” Eco-spoke alloy wheels OPT)

Tires

Michelin Energy Saver A/S 195/65R15 (Michelin Primacy MXM4 225/45R17 OPT)

Spare Tire

Tire Mending Kit (in lieu of temporary spare tire)

Exterior Dimensions

Wheelbase

106.3 in.

Overall Length

176.0 in.

Overall Width

71.7 in.

Overall Height

56.9 in.

Coefficient of Drag (CD)

0.24

Interior Dimensions

Head Room

Front, without sunroof: 39.1 in.

Front, with sunroof: 38.2 in.

Rear: 37.4 in.

Leg Room

Front: 42.2 in.

Rear: 35.7 in.

Shoulder Room

Front: 56.1 in.

Rear: 55.0 in.

Passenger Volume

96.2 cu. ft.

Cargo (Trunk) Volume

26.5 cu. ft.

Total Interior Volume

122.7 cu. ft.

Capacities

Fuel

11.9 gallons

Fuel Economy (mpg)

Blue

57 City/59 Highway/58 Combined

SEL/Limited

55 City/54 Highway/55 Combined

Weight

Curb

2,996 – 3,115 lbs.

GVWR

3,935 lbs. – 4,079 lbs.

 

EXTERIOR

In crafting the exterior appearance of Ioniq, Hyundai designers concentrated on its future-focused character, fundamental to its appeal. A fluid exterior shape and natural air flow channels emphasize aerodynamic body lines and surface volumes. A sporty, hatchback-like profile is inspired by aerodynamic efficiency, complementing the soft lines and surfaces that trace the car’s outline. These attributes combine to boost aerodynamics further, which, when combined with various other smart efficiency solutions, produce an industry-leading 0.24 coefficient of drag.

The front of the Ioniq Hybrid is characterized by the Bi-Xenon HID headlights surrounded by C-shaped LED positioning lamps. Hyundai’s signature hexagonal grille and vertical C-shaped LED daytime running lights further convey purity of design. Contrasting colors at the base of the bumper fascia add individual character and can be paired with two unique interior environments. The Ioniq Hybrid features specially-designed two-tone contrasting 15-inch eco-spoke or 17-inch alloy wheels.

The color choices for Ioniq models include Black Noir Pearl, Symphony Air Silver, Intense Blue, Ceramic White, Summit Gray and Scarlet Red exterior color for the Hybrid model.

INTERIOR

In keeping with its exterior, the interior of Ioniq captures the model’s futuristic qualities. A smooth, elegant and clutter-free theme and efficient use of interior space complements a logical, structured approach applied to the layout of controls for intuitive operation. Materials for the interior were chosen with an ecologically-sensitive focus and are used to create a simple and clean look throughout the car, giving the interior a sleek, light and purified feel.

To provide a pleasant, comfortable and refreshing interior climate without using unnecessary amounts of energy, the Ioniq climate control can be switched to an efficient operation mode. Recirculated air is maximized when air-conditioning or heating, reducing ventilation losses and increasing the overall efficiency of the system. Also, the fully-automatic climate control can be set to ‘Driver only’ mode, thereby reducing the load of both air conditioning and heating on the overall powertrain. Ioniq also features console-mounted rear air vents for rear passenger comfort.

The 2019 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid is equipped with a high-definition 7-inch TFT information cluster. With a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, it displays all gauge functions (speedometer, drive mode, fuel level). Even more, the seven-inch TFT instrument cluster displays all key driver information with outstanding resolution. Depending on the selected drive mode, background color and gauges are adapted to always provide the most important and useful information. Within SPORT mode, the display changes into a revolving digital speedometer that is surrounded by an analog-type tachometer, showing engine rpm in red. When choosing ECO mode, the TFT-information cluster simulates the classic speedometer needle.

For 2019, navigation-equipped Ioniq use an enhanced, natural-language, server-based voice-recognition technology with a new POI-search database supported by HERE that includes charging station locations for driver convenience. The driving experience inside Ioniq is enhanced through state-of-the art connectivity features like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Blue Link, as well as wireless charging for smartphones. Both systems enable users to connect their devices to activate music, telephone or navigation functions. Ioniq also offers a wireless inductive-charging pad for Qi-compatible devices.

Behind the wheel, Smart Cruise Control allows a constant speed and following distance to be maintained from the vehicle ahead without depressing the accelerator or brake pedals; it is automatically cancelled when speed drops to 5 mph or below. Ioniq Electric takes it a step further by providing Smart Cruise Control with fully automatic stop/start function as well.

SAFETY FEATURES

For 2019, the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid adds Driver Attention Alert and High Beam Assist to its available safety features. Further, Ioniq offers the very latest in advanced safety, including Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist function, Blind Spot Detection and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, for high levels of both active and passive vehicle safety. Blind Spot Detection and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert help to warn the driver of surrounding vehicles that could lead to a collision. Lane Keeping Assist sounds an alarm as the car moves over lane lines if the driver did not signal for an intended lane change and helps keep drivers in their intended lane with small steering corrections. Additional safety features include rear parking sensors and headlights with Dynamic Bending Light (DBL).

The 2019 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid is also available with Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) with Pedestrian Detection, an advanced active safety feature that helps alert drivers to potential emergency situations, including braking automatically. For 2019, AEB is standard for the high-volume SEL trim, making this enhanced safety feature even more accessible to Ioniq buyers. With sensor-fusion technology that utilizes the front radar and camera sensors, AEB operates in three stages. Initially warning the driver visually and acoustically, it can modulate braking force according to the collision danger stage, applying braking before an imminent collision.

2019 HYUNDAI IONIQ HYBRID PRICING

Model

*MSRP

Ioniq Blue

$22,400

Ioniq SEL

$24,950

Ioniq Limited

$28,550

 ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​​​ *Prices excluding freight charge of $920

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